Well, great news and bad news today. On Monday I finally got a chance to venture up the creek we live on to search out the bald eagles my neighbor has been seeing. The bad news is that on the way up I slipped and fell in the creek (no, that's not the bad news, yet)...and I was carrying my camera with my favorite lens attached (you see where this is going don't you) and... yep, my lens got dunked. Despite the fact it was under for less than a second water seeped into it. It is now sitting on the floor next to me snugly slipped into a box waiting to be sent to Canon for repair tomorrow. Now for the great news...as I despondently but determinedly continued forward in my search, I found not only the eagles, but their nest as well!!! My lens was still semi-functional at the time (not anymore) but the auto focus was shot so I got a few not so great photos that I am sharing here. I reported the nest to the game commission as advised by our local Eagle Watch Program representative so the game commission can put it in their records and protect it as need be. I have been asked by the Eagle Watch Program if I would like to monitor the nest for them. Would I!!?? It will be an honor to observe/monitor these beautiful and regal birds. I was going to head back up today but with the heavy rain we've had the creek was flowing to high and was very muddy. Hopefully it will have cleared up by this weekend and I can joyfully start my monitoring duties 8~)One of two eagles I saw on the creek on Monday.